As you may know, cannabis can be consumed in many different ways. It can be smoked, of course. You can also eat cannabis in order to get its effects. There are even pills that are infused with cannabis. But did you know that cannabis can be smeared on skin in order to get its effects? Yes, just like lotion. In fact, it is lotion! Cannabis-infused lotion is great for those who do not want to smoke or eat cannabis; instead they can rub it on themselves. In addition, these lotions hold different values compared to other forms of using cannabis. Because of this, some prefer to use cannabis-infused lotions, or hemp lotion.
Recently, Reefer Post received some hemp lotion, and has decided to do a review on it. Now, not to confuse anyone, hemp and cannabis are not exactly the same thing. Hemp is actually a species of cannabis, and is a member of the Cannabis Sativa family. However, hemp does not contain as much THC as the marijuana that we know for smoking does, so it is not used to get high. Instead, it holds its own set of values that differ from weed, and can actual benefit a person in many ways.
How Does It Work?
So, how does this type of lotion work? Really, it’s very similar regular lotion. You apply hemp lotion to wherever you normally apply lotion (arms, torso, neck, etc.). However, hemp lotion is not exactly like regular lotion. It has certain benefits (that we’ll discuss below) that can be great for one’s health, and is the reason why people purchase it.
One good thing about this type of lotion is that it is legal (unlike cannabis in most places). This means that it can be bought in many stores. Personally, I have seen hemp lotion at my local supermarket here in California. So, for those of you who live in the United States, getting ahold of some of this lotion should be fairly easy. For others, check your local stores that could possibly sell hemp lotion. You could also purchase some online if your local area does not carry it (or you just want to buy online). Check out our top pick for hemp lotion:
If you do need to purchase some hemp lotion online, then try out this bottle from Hempz. Click here to learn more.
Can You Get High?
One common question that might arise from this is “can hemp lotion get you high?” The answer to that is no. Hemp contains a very low amount of THC, which is the cannabinoid in marijuana that gives off psychoactive effects (a.k.a. gets you high). Unless you make your own lotion (which we’ll talk about below) and infuse it with THC, or buy some THC-infused lotion, then you won’t get high from using lotion.
Not being able to get high from hemp lotion may be a bad thing to some, but it does allow for something good to arise: these lotions does not appear in drug tests! That’s right, use hemp lotion and keep your job. Or, if you get drug tested for any other reason, you can still use this lotion. This is due to the fact that most cannabis drug tests look for THC. Since hemp contains little to no THC, it will not show up in a drug test (the amount is too small). In fact, any hemp product will not show up in a drug test, as long as something else wasn’t added to it (such as THC).
What Are The Effects/Benefits?
Hemp lotion can offer a number of benefits, including:
- skin hydration
- treating itchy skin
- essential fatty acids
- vitamins and minerals
- good scents
Hemp lotion does a great job at keeping skin hydrated. If you are someone who suffers from overly dry skin, then you may have come across some lotions that did not seem to fix that dryness. But have you tried this type of lotion? Most users say that it treats dry skin very well, and can be used daily to get the job done.
Another skin condition that hemp lotion can help with is itchy skin. Psoriasis and eczema are two itchy skin conditions that are known to be painful and uncomforting. Hemp lotion has been known to slow down both psoriasis and eczema, and help users find relief from these skin conditions.
Not only can hemp lotion help your body from the outside, but it can also help on the inside. Hemp lotion contains essential fatty acids (a.k.a. EFA’s). EFA’s are needed by humans and other animals to survive. In order to remain healthy, we must consume EFA’s. Two EFA’s found in hemp lotion are Omega 3 and Omega 6. Both of these are great for a person’s health and provide benefits of their own.
Along with EFA’s, hemp lotion also contains certain vitamins and minerals. These offer some internal benefits, including (but not limited to): fighting wrinkles, anti-aging, adding protection to the skin, helping grow and regenerate skin, protecting from UV rays, reducing paleness and dark spots, improving cellular process, providing B vitamins, antioxidants, and more.
Last, but not least, hemp lotion smells great. Have you ever purchased some lotion and found that it does not smell the best? Personally, I feel as if some brands of non-fragrance lotions do not have a pleasing scent to them. However, the hemp lotion that I have been using for some time now smells really good. Some common scents of hemp lotion are berry, lavender, rose, and kiwi. There are many more out there, even natural unscented hemp lotions.
How To Make Your Own
What do you think about hemp lotion? Even if you do not suffer from any skin conditions, it can still help you out. Did you see all of those benefits above?
Instead of purchasing some cannabis-infused lotion, you could always make your own. For this, you will need to acquire some ingredients beforehand. You will need some beeswax, olive or almond oil, and coconut canna oil. For the recipe on the canna oil, click here. Make sure that when making the canna oil, you use coconut oil, as is it essential for this recipe.
Once you have the ingredients, warm up the canna oil and add in an equal amount of beeswax. Then, add a double amount of olive or almond oil (the choice is yours). Mix this up. If you want to add more to your lotion, you could always add something like vitamins or essential oils. Just make sure that you mix it up thoroughly before using it. Once completed, keep it in a resealable jar. And I suggest that you label the jar, just incase you forget or someone else thinks it’s edible.